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How long can I receive an award?

Your eligibility expires when the earliest of the following occurs:

  • 48 months after the graduation date documented on your high school transcript.
    • Students providing service to any branch of the U.S. armed forces can defer their eligibility (see “Can the scholarship be deferred?” below).
    • Students graduating from high school in mid-year may be eligible for a spring award if their high school transcripts indicate the mid-year graduation date.
  • Receipt of an associate’s degree
  • Completion of 105% of the hours required for the program in which you are currently enrolled

105 % includes the following:

  • All hours, including developmental/remedial hours, taken at your current school

  • All known hours, including developmental/remedial hours, taken at any other A+ eligible school

  • Hours taken at any non-eligible A+ school, including out-of-state schools, that your current school accepts in transfer

105 % excludes the following:

  • Hours earned for work performed before high school graduation, including (but not limited to): dual credit, dual enrollment, technical education articulation, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate

  • Hours from a non-eligible school not accepted in transfer by your current school

If you complete a certificate and progress to a higher-level certificate or degree in a related field, the 105% calculation will include:

    • Hours earned at any institution (A+ eligible or non-eligible) prior to receipt of the initial certificate that transfer into the new program

    • Hours taken at any A+ eligible school, including your current school, after receipt of the initial certificate.  This includes any developmental/remedial hours completed.

    • Hours taken at any non-eligible A+ school, including out-of-state schools, after receipt of the initial certificate

After receipt of an initial certificate, the 105% will not include:

    • Hours earned for work performed before high school graduation, including (but not limited to): dual credit, dual enrollment, technical education articulation, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate

    • Hours completed at any institution (A+ eligible or non-eligible) before receipt of the initial certificate that do not transfer into the new program.

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